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The Society for Women’s Health Research Elects Roberta L. Gartside, MD, as Incoming Chair of Its Board of Directors

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Washington, DC —The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) announced the unanimous election of Roberta L. Gartside, MD, as the new Chair of its Board of Directors for 2018-2019. As a business leader with a strong commitment to nonprofit service, Dr. Gartside will lead the organization’s mission-based efforts to eliminate imbalances in care for women…

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Arlington, VA resident drops 190 pounds with surgery (and education) from Inova

In it to win it A local Navy veteran and I.T. specialist turns to Inova Fair Oaks Hospital for the medical intervention, education and support he needs to transform his weight loss battle Two summers ago, when John George’s weight reached 470 pounds, the 6’4″ information technology specialist knew he had to do something about…

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Flexible nursing shifts at Inova Fair Oaks are a win-win for RNs

Good Timing A new nursing shift model began in August at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, and based on its success, it is now expanding to other units in the hospital. The new model involves four-, six- and eight-hour day shifts, as opposed to one traditional 12-hour shift. After analyzing the workload of registered nurses (RNs)…

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Nutrition and Menopause

Sara Negron, RD, is a registered dietitian at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. Read about Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. Menopause is marked primarily by hormonal changes: decreased estrogen and progesterone production. These hormonal changes can lead to fatigue, hot flashes, difficulty sleeping, appetite changes and decreased metabolism. Women also tend to become less active when entering this…

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Inova Names Maureen Sintich Chief Nurse Executive

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Falls Church, VA,– Inova this week named Maureen Sintich, DNP, MBA, RN, WHNP-BC, as its new Chief Nurse Executive (CNE) and Executive Vice President. In this role, Sintich will lead Inova’s Nursing Professional Practice team and six Chief Nursing Officers representing Inova’s five hospitals and nursing informatics. Maureen most recently served as Senior Vice President…

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Inova Announces Somatus as New Acute Dialysis Provider

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FALLS CHURCH, VA– Inova announced Somatus as its new acute dialysis provider, effective today. As a new dialysis service provider organization, Somatus’ approach to patient care aligns with Inova’s commitment to population health and the belief in early intervention and education leading to reduced chronic illness. “At Inova, we strive to provide comprehensive services across…

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